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  • News and Views

    News and Views

    What I get out of coming to the strength and balance classes • ‘I can now dust under my furniture and on high shelves/cupboards’ • ‘I was able to get down to the floor to do a deep clean of my fridge and get up again . I know this sounds small but it’s really…

  • Stronger Together

    Stronger Together

    I went along to the Friends of George V Recreation Ground committee meeting last Tuesday. Good turnout: • The woman who started the group off (a park user with passion and the desire to make it more accessible and user friendly) and someone who had helped her previously (with knowledge of banking) • Three new…

  • The seeds are starting to grow……………..

    The seeds are starting to grow……………..

    • Reports from Carlton residents that the wildflower seeds are starting to grow. These are the ones form the Notts Wildlife Trust that I distributed a couple of weeks ago. • Our knowledge of the benches, toilets, car parks and defibrillators in Carlton is increasing one stap at a time – helped by research done…

  • Local movers and shakers working together to build and support the local community

    Local movers and shakers working together to build and support the local community

    Carlton Hill Community Action Group committee meeting • I’ve just joined the committee. First meeting 14 June at The Brickyard pub on Carlton Hill. I went to the wrong place initially – the Brickyard community centre – I spend my life in community centres so when I was told it was at the Brickyard I…

  • Stronger together…..

    Stronger together…..

    I think I’ve talked about me dropping a 20p piece at the Veterans Breakfast Club in Carlton and through that getting to talk to other people. Well I went one further on Friday in Arnold as someone came in to tell me that there were a whole lot of needles on the pavement outside the…

  • When things don’t go according to plan

    When things don’t go according to plan

    Benchmapping in Carlton – The plan was to plot the benches and toilets of Carlton (alongside Age Friendly venues) on a map to indicate to residents where they could stop for ‘a pew, a loo and something to do’ to help encourage them to get out and about a bit more in Carlton. We reckoned…

  • Relationship Building

    Relationship Building

    Relationship building I popped into the lunch club at the Carlton Hub. Saw the Health and Wellbeing Hub. Had heard from one of the Strong and Steady crew about how one Friday there had been a blood pressure clinic which had gone down well. Thought could the Gedling Leisure Fitness Promotions Officer bring his Boditrax…

  • Pop up green spaces….. one step at a time

    Pop up green spaces….. one step at a time

    Pop up green spaces, one step at a time….. Fiona from Gedling Borough Council, Suzy from Age Concern and I spoke to Katie from Notts Wildlife Trust about their resources and how keen they were to engage people in the world outside their four walls. Suzy is keen to develop this in the day centre…

  • Walking the Beat

    Walking the Beat

    Walking the Beat I know this is about Arnold but it has relevance to community connecting in Carlton. Last Saturday I went to pick up some new cycling kit from The Bike Shop in Arnold (BTW a really well equipped shop). Whilst moseying around the streets I bumped into Strong and Steady participants from Arnold…

  • It takes a village……………

    It takes a village……………

    It takes a village….. Age Concern Suzy and I had a really successful afternoon yesterday visiting the local Carlton Hill shops and businesses and talking to them about Age Friendly Carlton. • We spoke about what we’d heard that older people valued. They engaged with, and signed up to, the concept and there’s now loads…